My friend work outside Jakarta, he work as a product designer labour in one of major electronic company in Indonesia. The company is quite large but doesn’t mean that u’ll get a great food in lunch. The food was was prepared by the company, so u didn’t have a lot of choices in eating lunch.
They get two fried fish(“Ikan Kembung” in Indonesian), one “Kerupuk”, a scoop of rice, a little hot sauce (“Sambel”) and once a month get an ice cream. Sometimes i was happy to see that i have a large variation of food in the place where i was working.
Couple days ago i had a lunch break at Platinum restaurant in Gajah Mada Plaza, Jakarta Barat. This is a franchise restaurant so expect mass product taste and middle to lower price range. Well i ordered a fried chicken with butter sauce. The taste isn’t good enough, not bad, but doesn’t good enough… The amount of of the food it’s enough for a one time lunch meal, not too much not too less. For a girl maybe it’s too much. i take a shoot the food there with my Canon A530.
The reason why this menu doesn’t taste so good is because the chicken is quite stiff(cold) and the sauce IS NOT butter sauce but sweet sauce(kind of tomato sauce but more greasy). I thought with this amount of food would not fulfill my hunger, but actually it’s a large portion i tell u. oh yeah there’s a fried tofu(japan tofu) with it
The second dishes that i see is what my friends ordered. the food is hainam rice chicken. I don’t know what it taste like, but i think it’s good, my friend always ordered that if we go to platinum on a lunch break. it’s quite a large dishes by the look of it.
The third dishes is teriyaki combo, i think it’s not a teriyaki at all, it’s just a bunch of a fried sausage, slices meat and coleslaw with sweet sauce(like soy sauce but more light) on a hot plate.
For fun with friends this restaurant its quite cheap and cozy, not too bad after all (it’s a boring place after 3rd visit). With three menu ordered, 3 glasses of lemon tea and 1 glass of cappuccino it’s roughly cost around Rp. 75.000 ( around US$ 8 ).
A couple weeks ago i ate a fabulous lamb satay and Tongseng, it’s not too pricey but it taste really delicious for my indonesian taste, the meat was tender at the right point. in case u didn’t know, satay is pronounce sate in indonesia, just like when say pate.
When u eat satay u’ll goin to use some kind of sauce to eat it, u had to choice either u use black sweet soy sauce(kecap) or peanut sauce(use sweet soy sauce too but with peanut :D ). U could see the what satay look like, just see the current pic.
i also ate tongseng, it’s hard find an info about tongseng in the web, but this is a description to it that i can get.
A delicacy using mutton and it is called ‘Tongseng’. The mutton is boiled using charcoal.
it’s taste quite spicy and hot, with plate full of rice and tongseng will make ur stomach full :D . all of this food i ate comes with a total cost 48000 rupiah, it’s only about US $ 5. the place i ate is in “Sate Cirebon” at Rawamangun, Jakarta near Batak church